Alexandria OcasioCortez Drops in on Charity Twitch Stream for Trans Kids

first_imgIt was great popping in and chatting with you all thanks for inviting me! https://t.co/pGnDr99VNo— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019At the ripe age of 29, Ocasio-Cortez defeated 10-term incumbent Congressman Joe Crowley in one of the biggest upset victories of the 2018 midterm election primaries, to become the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.Early this month, an anonymous Twitter user attempted to discredit AOC with a nearly decade-old clip of the then-Boston University student dancing in a “Brat Pack Mash Up” video.The tweet backfired, instead garnering defense, support, and adoration for the politician.Now, on the same day screenwriter Aaron Sorkin encouraged newly elected Democrats to “stop acting like young people,” AOC pronounced her love for the 1990s Nintendo 64 game console. Stay on target If you’d like to use this as a good moment to support the queer community, there’s a charity twitch stream going on for @Mermaids_Gender: https://t.co/vCvvqRhAwb— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019Money raised during the epic marathon will support Mermaids, a UK charity for gender-diverse and transgender children and teenagers.AOC first tweeted about the Twitch stream, suggesting followers “use this as a good moment to support the queer community.”Next thing you know, she’s live on air, blowing H.bomberguy’s mind (watch his face as she formally announces who she is).“It’s a pleasure to meet you,” he blurts out, still reeling from the realization of his special guest. Twitch Streams Porn on Ninja’s Old AccountTwitch Celebrates Prime Day With Live Shopping Show ‘Twitch Sells Out’ center_img A charity Twitch stream supporting transgender kids is not the first place most people would think to look for a politician.Which is why the Internet nearly imploded on Sunday when freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez phoned in for a chat.The U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th district briefly joined YouTuber H.bomberguy to discuss trans rights during his weekend-long Donkey Kong 64 stream. Lemons into lemonade https://t.co/fzi4knRPxV— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 20, 2019“I never owned an N64, though I do think it’s probably the best system out of all of them,” she said on the livestream. “I used to go to my cousin’s house all the time, and she had Super Mario 64, Pokemon Snap, and probably a handful of other things. That’s probably all I know how to play.”Oh, and she also discussed how discrimination hurts trans people’s ability to remain financially stable.“[Discrimination] makes these issues much more acute in their crises,” Ocasio-Cortez explained. “So it’s important that we do talk about these issues in an economic frame, but not let go of the fact that that discrimination is a poor reason for the economic hardship.”More on Geek.com:ACLU Sues Federal Government Over Social Media SurveillanceStreaming Culture is Diseased. Is There a Cure?Best Nintendo 64 Gameslast_img